C1911

Map Shewing the Wyalong-Hillston-Cargellico Tract Suitable for Settlement when provided with Railway communication.

Mapmaker:

Department of Lands, Sydney

Detailed map of the Riverina, New South Wales dated 1911, showing the area for “Suitable for Settlement” and the proposed railway line. The map predates the towns of Griffith and Leeton. The town plan for Griffith, and nearby Leeton, were … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Map Shewing the Wyalong-Hillston-Cargellico Tract Suitable for Settlement when provided with Railway communication.

Date:

C1911

Mapmaker:

Department of Lands, Sydney

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

352mm 
x 305mm

Paper Size: 

393mm 
x 333mm
AUTHENTICITY
Map Shewing the Wyalong-Hillston-Cargellico Tract Suitable for Settlement when provided with Railway communication. - Antique Map from 1911

Genuine antique
dated:

1911

Description:

Detailed map of the Riverina, New South Wales dated 1911, showing the area for “Suitable for Settlement” and the proposed railway line. The map predates the towns of Griffith and Leeton.

The town plan for Griffith, and nearby Leeton, were designed by Walter Burley Griffin in 1914, an unusual geometric pattern centred on a set of circular streets, with broad avenues radiating out in an octagonal arrangement. It as declared a town in August 1916.

The railway line opened in the 1920’s and is now known as the Temora–Roto line. It branches from the Lake Cargelligo line at the town of Temora and travels west through the northern part of the Riverina to the towns of Griffith and Hillston. A connection to the Broken Hill line created a cross-country route, although this was never utilised to its full potential, and the line beyond Hillston was built to low grade ‘pioneer’ standards. The line opened in stages in the 1920s. The line is now only used for goods haulage, mainly wheat, and is closed beyond Hillston.

 

 

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